Spring has sprung and Miami Lakers are eager to pamper themselves after the more than year-long challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
And they’re in the right place to get their style on: There are more than 70 spas, hair salons, barber shops, nail parlors and other services that cater to well-being in town which are ready to serve them.
But you better hustle to make your appointments.
Owners of personal care businesses say they are seeing more and more clients come through their doors each week.
“Business has picked
up a lot, we are almost at full capacity,” said Loira Gonzalez, manager at The Spot Barbershop at 6610 Main St. “In Miami Lakes, this is the most clients we’ve ever seen.
“Clients that were afraid of going out before are now starting to appear,” she said.
Fade haircuts are a popular request at The Spot, which offers beard sculpting and hot towel shaves, too.
As the pandemic was declared in March, 2020, authorities determined personal care providers were among businesses considered non-essential and ordered them closed through the third week in May.
Reopening required salons and shops to adhere to social distancing guidelines and provide hand sanitizer, among other precautions.
The availability of COVID-19 vaccines for all adults has contributed to guys and gals being ready to resume their beauty regimens.
Most businesses continue to require their stylists, nail techs and clients to wear masks, which adds another level of comfort level for everyone inside a salon.
Other shops have plexiglass dividers that separate customers.
Stylist Chelsea Santana also found her clients were eager to get their hair done once Salon de Soleil in the Cypress Village Shopping Center re-opened last May.
“People are here more, since they’ve been at home for so long,” Santana said. “Once they started coming into the salon they felt good, and have kept coming.”
Since re-opening her Selah Skin Studio at 16415 NW 67th Ave. last June after briefly closing during the pandemic, Cristina Zamorano has seen daily growth in her business.
“We have new clients almost every day,” Zamorano said. “It’s been a blessing.”
And like butterflies coming out of their cocoons, customers are eager to flaunt new colors and indulge in some self-care.
Stylists say customers are looking ahead to summer and want lighter hair color.
“People are asking for balayage, blonde (ends) and shadow roots,” said Jose Antonio, manager and stylist at Kolorbar Miami at 6841 Main St.
Susan Soriano is a regular Kolorbar Miami client and visits for mani- cures and pedicures. She is shown in the photo at right with nail tech Nilda Menendez. The staff is fully masked.
“Now I have two vaccines,” said Soriano. “But [before getting the shots] I’ve been coming for about six months with a double mask.”
Nail salon customers are adding a bit of flash to their fingertips, choosing pat- terns instead of just basic color.
At The Nail Garden in the Lake Patricia Shopping Center, clients are requesting a thin French manicure with different colors and abstract swirls and lines on top of that, said owner Olga Alvarez.
Her clients feel better now that many people have had the vaccine, she said.
And like at many other businesses that offer intimate services, a staffer disinfects her salon throughout the day.
At Hanna Jade Beauty Bar in the Windmill Gate Shopping Center, clients returned after it reopened to maintain their hair color, said stylist and Owner Vee-Vashti Matthews.
Yanet Estelles, who is fully vaccinated, said even before getting her shots, she has always felt safe going to Hanna Jade Beauty Bar.
“I am fully vaccinated now but I feel safe like before,” Estelles said.
“We wear masks and I’ve felt fine coming,” she said.
Here’s where to go to get pampered in Miami Lakes:
Ambassador Plaza Office Building
Chinitas Beauty and Eyebrow Spa by Dailyn 6447 Miami Lakes Drive, Suite 225, 954- 990-9078
6447 Miami Lakes Drive, Suite 201, 305-825-4823
Lakshmi Spa & Wellness 6447 Miami Lakes Drive, Suite C, 305-303-3687
Lasy’s Massage 6447 Miami Lakes Drive, Suite 203-B, 786- 431-9028
Mind Body & Soul Aesthetics 6447 Miami Lakes Drive, Suite 225, 954-990-9078
Artistic Trendz Hair & Beauty Salon 8206 Commerce Way, 786-580-4158
Modern Styles Barbershop 14411 Commerce Way Suite 426, Direct Message for apt via IG: @modernstylesbarbershop
Just4Body Spa 5901 NW 151 St., Suite 130, 786-452-0747
Milly’s Hair Studio 5901 NW 151 St., Suite 103, 305-842- 9026
Cypress Village Shopping Center
A’dazzles Salon, Nail and Beauty Supply 7317 Miami Lakes Drive, 305-820-8744
Cool Sculpting - Miami Lakes Wellness Spa 7413 Miami Lakes Drive, 305-953-4031
European Wax Center 7429 Miami Lakes Drive, 786-420- 5051
Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa 7423 Miami Lakes Drive, 305-407-1274
Miami Lakes Wellness Spa 7413 Miami Lakes Drive, 786- 953-4031
Salon De Soleil 7315 Miami Lakes Drive, 305-823-0245
Signature Nails II & Skin Care 7351 Miami Lakes Drive, 305-828-5231
Lake Katharine Shopping Center
Glady’s Beauty Salon 6105 Miami Lakes Drive 305-823-3078
Lake Patricia Shopping Center
Innovaciones Beauty Salon 13913 NW 67th Ave. 305-821-7602
Miami Lakes Barber Shop 13917 NW 67th Ave. 305-821-3005
Miami Lakes Therapeutic Massage 13903 NW 67th Ave., Suite 220, 305-826-6856
The Nail Garden Spa 13969 NW 67th Ave., 786-536-2829
Main Street & Town Center
A La Mode Hair & Boutique 6710 Main St., Suite 130 305-821-0510
Blade Barbershop 6851 Main St., 305-640-8262
Kairos Hair Salon 6606 Main St., 786-238-7556
Kolorbar Miami 6841 Main St., 305-556-6565
Mirage Nail Salon & Spa 6813 Main St., 786-651-2780
Sqin Med Spa 15495 Eagle Nest Lane, Suite 230 786-360-3418
The Spot Barbershop 6610 Main St., 786-463-3430
Zativa Life Health & Wellness 6849 Main St., 305-392- 0078
Miami Lakes Corporate Center
New Life Weight Loss & Wellness Center 14750 NW 77th Court, Suite 106, 305-698- 4000
Miami Lakes Corporate Plaza
The Dragonfly Spa (Skin Studio) 6175 NW 153rd St., 305-821-2188
Miami Lakes Office Center
Healing Touch Wellness Center 15271 NW 60th Ave. 305-819-3346
Meré Moore Beauty & Aesthetics 15315 NW 60th Ave, Suite F, 786-734-4775
Sapphire Therapy Miami Lakes: Lymphatic Drainage Center 15271 NW 60th Ave., Suite 101, 305-742-0840
Miami Lakes Office Village
Miami Hair Couture 5767 NW 151st St. 305-985-3652
Park Centre Shops
Bogy’s Hair Salon 15370 NW 79th Court, 305-558-2313
Fade Barbershop 15362 NW 79th Court, 305-828-2021
Signature Nails & Skin Care Spa 8018 NW 154th St. 305-828-8300
Red Palmetto Shops
Olga Nicole Salon 5620 NW 167th St., 786-538-7675
Susette Coiffeur 16010 NW 57th Ave., Suite 102 786-663-8290
Royal Oaks Plaza
Massage Envy 15422 NW 77th Court, 305-558-3689
Renovation Salon and Spa 15432 NW 77th Court 305-825-6254
Supercuts 15472 NW 77th Court, Suite 270, 305-362-9957
V.I.P Nails & Spa 15506 NW 77th Court, 305-364-7155
The Colour Bar Salon 15100 NW 67th Ave., Suite 110, Room 109, 786-514-2391
The Male Image Studio 15100 NW 67th St., Suite 110, Room 104, 305-542-6046
White House Building
Lumina Massage 15165 NW 77th Ave., 305-900-8285
Windmill Gate Shopping Center
Hanna Jade Beauty Bar
16459 NW 67th Ave. 305-549-8058
Polished Beauty Bar 16455 NW 67th Ave., 305-512-9206
Selah Skin Studio 16415 NW 67th Ave., 786-391-2364
Salon X- Luxury Salon Studios of Miami Lakes 15100 NW 67th Ave.
Suite 101 Annie’s Beauty Couture
Suite 102 Lotus Lashes 786- 669-0110
Suite 104 The Male Image Studio 305-542-6046
Suite 105 Sunshine Snipps 786-393-8612
Suite 106 Monarch Mircoblading IG: monarchmicroblading
Suite 107 VH Hair 305-305- 7367
Suite 108 Barbie Ortiz
Suite 109 The Colour Bar Salon 786-514-2391
Suite 110 Belura Beauty Studio 786-559-1974
Suite 111 Liz Ortiz Artistry 786-416-2054
Suite 112 The Gents Room 305-924-4714
Suite 113 The Mane Colorist 305-209-8115
Suite 114 Michelle V Styles 786-786-6018
Suite 115 J Hair Chronicles IG: j_hair_chronicles
Suite 116 JR Hairstyles 305- 927-0220
Suite 117 BeautiMel IG: _beautimel
Suite 118 Yusi’s Secret Nail Spa IG: yusisecretnailsspa
Suite 119 Carnahan Massage & Bodywork 216-409-5228
Suite 120 Nails by Yaima IG: nailsby_yaima
Suite 121 Hair by Daisy Almonte 407-749-4926
Suite 122 Bold Brows by Marina 786-554-7521
Suite 123 Beauty by Michelle IG: beautybyamichelle
Suite 124 Isla’s Hair Studio